Last Updated on January 24, 2024 by Michael Smith
Broadly speaking there are many nooks and crannies in an office building that gets overlooked and left unclean from lounge chair to underneath desk, behind doors, and closets. Most people think that just because no one walks in or around these areas, they don’t need to be cleaned, it can lead to germs and other bacteria if not cleaned.
Even if your business is being cleaned on a daily basis, there are likely areas that are being neglected. These oversights may not be obvious to you or your workers who use the space constantly, but they will be noticed by customers, vendors and others who visit the premises. A poor impression is difficult to overcome, making thorough, deep cleaning a necessity. When considering Tucson janitorial services, look at the following areas and make a list.
Vents and Baseboards
During the colder weather when heating systems are in use, allergens, dust and particles can attach to air exchangers and vents. Ceiling vents in kitchens and bathrooms are often overlooked by cleaning crews, so make them a priority. Baseboards also accumulate dust, which can be taken into the HVAC system, degrading the indoor air quality.
Behind Copiers and Printers
If you have a busy office copier or printer, a collection of fine particles builds up around and behind the machines. This should be vacuumed up regularly.
Ceiling Tiles and Fan Blades
Ceilings are notorious dust collectors, especially the acoustical type with the small holes. Ceiling fans contribute to the problem by distributing air particles on the tiles. The blades of ceiling fans tend to become grimy and unattractive over time, making cleaning a necessity.
You may not even think about the light fixtures in your business, but dirt buildup on the bulbs or fluorescent tubes can make workspaces appear dimmer. In addition, they are a common place for bugs to die.
Door Knobs and Switch Plates
These are surfaces that everyone touches at some point during the day. Human hands tend to harbor bacteria and viruses that are easily spread by opening a door or turning on a light. Both should be wiped and disinfected daily.
Walls and Picture Frames
Picture frames are dust collectors and should be wiped off at least once per month. Another resting place for dust and dirt is wall surfaces behind open doors or other less-traveled areas.
Chairs and Upholstery
The bottoms of office chairs are one of the most neglected areas in the workspace. The wheels also collect a great deal of dirt over time, making them roll less efficiently. All upholstery should be steam cleaned several times per year by Tucson janitorial services.
Look under the microwave oven and move the refrigerator away from the wall. Those are places that are often missed during daily cleaning routines.